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Bota Sare - Mali Ston

€€ - €€€Seafood, Mediterranean,
Mali Ston bb | On the waterfront, Ston 20230, Croatia
+385 20 754 482
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“oysters” (76 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
“shellfish” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Croatian
€€ - €€€
Mali Ston bb | On the waterfront, Ston 20230, Croatia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for lunch to try their seafood and oyster. 1) broken wineglass was served. The staff rolled his eyes when we told him to kindly replace the glass. 2) we wanted to refill our water bottle, but the staff only refilled to half-full. 3)...More

Thank Lillian T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was given a broken glass to drink out of, and when I told the waiter about it, the looks he gave and the mumbling were rude. But in the end he did change the glass. The starter was below average. The risotto was average...More

Thank Vivian T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had fried oysters in this place which were excellent. However I did not find the rest of the dishes which I ordered living up to their prices, very bland and not tasty

Thank Rima_2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place many times over the last 20 years and except for the ever rising prices food quality is still quite good. Mussles are very good and fresh, especially in the tomato-garlic "a la Buzzara" sauce and fresh house bread. Mixed mussles are...More

Thank Paspy7711
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just passing by Ston, on the road from Dubrovnik to Split, it is worth to visit the City walls of Ston, and then to stop at Bota Šare. Excellent!

Thank nevenjerkovic
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This stop was the most recent of many over the last several years. Bota Sare is the best seafood in Mali Ston, hands down. The restaurant is in an old stone Captain’s quarters, making the atmosphere is cozy and rustic in the winter (I recommend...More

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

A must visit on your way while passing through this part of Croatia! Starting off, we were warmly welcomed by a waiter there called Zvone who escorted us to the place we wanted to be seated. He offered us with a glass of local red...More

Thank Fireborn P
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

We get here on local advice. Nice local atmosphere konoba. Family run with dispersed pitfalls of Konoba’s on Mali stone, Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb. Really fresh shellfish from their own shellfish farm at Mali Stone. It’s place to visit when you stop at Mali Stone....More

Thank ALES H
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We enjoyed a fabulous lunch with multiple types of mussels and oysters, everything was absolutely amazing. Even the bread!

Thank blondeinbombay
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Everything was excelent from the apetiser to desert, the best in croatia I love it and will come again.!

Thank Stipe A
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28 September 2015|
Response from ChrisRush | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but we didn't take a boat trip. They are available right from the restaurant and go through the oyster beds to explore the dramatic coastline around Mali Ston. I am sure if you rang the restaurant they would make the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Seafood, Mediterranean, Croatian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mali Ston bb | On the waterfront, Ston 20230, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Dubrovnik-Neretva County  >  Peljesac Peninsula  >  Ston
  • Phone Number: +385 20 754 482
  • E-mail
You can find restaurant Bota Sare, Mali Ston in narrow center waterfront, situated within the old castle. Wide palette of fresh fish, unique oysters, shellfish is prepared as per original local recipes that bring finger licking food to your table (ask for gradele, popara, buzara, brudet). Do not miss to try local risotto, black risotto, and homemade bread from natural fire heated oven. We also invite you to take a boat trip to see Ston's Bay and to visit the place where the Sare family is growing shellfish close to the Banje Island which is owned by family Sare and family Matkovic. On Banje Island there is a large number of various Mediterranean herbs and over 200 olive threes which provide the olive oil for Bota restaurants. The experience of visiting the island will be improved by the special program which can be prepared in advance. For many different possibilities, please consult the restaurant Manager Tomislav Šare.
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